Thursday, November 15, 2012


I read something last night and it reminded me just how much we take things for granted. Since it is so close to Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about the things I am thankful for:

-I am thankful for a God who loves me, who died for my sins, and who covers me in forgiveness

-I am thankful for the air I breathe each and every day and for the freedom I have

-I am thankful for parents who showed me so much and provided me with the wonderful life I have. I know what it is like to be loved unconditionally because of them

-I am thankful for the love of a man who is pure goodness. He is handsome, sweet, loving, silly, and treats me like a queen. He is also the best father for our sweet girls. He loves God. What more can I ask for? And I get to spend the rest of my life with him! I love you Andrew! I one less than three you four-ever :-)

-I am thankful for my first born, my sweet Calleigh Elizabeth. You truly are the miracle I never thought would come true. I prayed and prayed for you and God gave me you right when I needed you. Your smile makes a room brighter and you have such a sweet and loving soul. I love to hear you sing and watch you dance your way through life! You love so much, you are so trusting, you are so smart, and beautiful. You always seem to have the right words when I need to hear them. How did I get to be your mommy? I will never stop thanking the Lord for you.

-I am thankful for my second born, my silly Addison Grace. You are also a miracle, right after I accepted I might not be able to have any more children I found out you were already on your way! Funny how God does that! And then like a flash of light I thought I was losing you before I ever got to meet you......that night in the hospital I prayed for God to let you stay and not take you away so soon and he answered my prayers. Your smile and laugh makes me laugh. I love when you get caught getting in trouble how you laugh, bring your shoulders up and giggle and I can't be mad at you! I love that your first word was mama! I love when you see me your face lights up and you run into my arms! You are beautiful, just like your big sister! I will also never stop thanking the Lord for you.

-I am thankful that Calleigh and Addie have each other.

-I am thankful for the house that we have. It may not be much to some of you, but it is where the love is!

-I am thankful for my In-laws. All 4 of them have taken me in as their own and I love them so much!

-I am thankful for my sibling-in-laws. Katie, Jon, Kevin and Nancy! We have some good times and it is nice having you all...the siblings I never had!

-I am thankful for all of the Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins I personally have and all I have gained by getting married to Andrew!

-I am thankful for my best friend in the whole world.....Andrea, where would I be without you? Life brought us together so long ago and I am glad that we finally gave in and became friends. God knew what he was doing all along.

-I am thankful for my job. Did I ever think this is what I wanted to be doing.....not really. But I love that fact that in my life I get to help people and keep kids safe.

-I am thankful to have a nice car to drive each and every day.

-I am thankful for my health and the health of my husband, kids, and parents.

-I am thankful for all the things I have been given in the life.

As Thanksgiving is coming, I realize this list could go on and on and on. And I have a blessed life. One that I am thankful to be living.

What are you thankful for?

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